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On Campus: Spring 2024

From the Florida Interactive Academys inaugural Collegiate Game Jam to the annual Great Naval Orange Race, campus was full of exciting events. 

Great Naval Orange race

Jan. 13

A student wears a virtual reality headset during the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy’s inaugural Collegiate Game Jam, which was held at UCF Downtown. (Photo by Stephanie de Sousa)

virtual reality headset

Jan. 26

Attendees of an event at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management learn more about wine in the Anheuser-Busch Beer and Wine Lab.

rosen college of hospitality

Feb. 8

Arts and modern language students write messages of hope in English and Spanish on a sculpture that UCF faculty partnered with the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation to create.

arts and modern language

Feb. 28

Optics and photonics doctoral student John Semmen ’21 works in the lab of his mentor, Pegasus Professor Shin-Tson Wu.

Feb. 29

Following a game against the University of Kansas in Addition Financial Arena, the UCF women’s basketball team celebrated its soon-to-be grads during Senior Knight.

Optics and photonics

March 5

Biomedical sciences alum Devin DaPonte ’13 — who manages the lab of Assistant Professor of Medicine Hung Nguyen — aims to develop novel therapies for graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), which occurs in two-thirds of people who receive a transplant from a donor. As someone who contracted GVHD after a bone marrow transplant, DaPonte is driven to help others with acute and chronic cases of the disease.

UCF women's basketball team

March 6

Advertising and public relations alum Timanni Walker ’16, who founded a suit company for women, presents a guest lecture to a class of graduate marketing students.

group of students

March 16

A group of students work on their self-propelled vessel for the Great Naval Orange Race, an annual tradition for first-year engineering majors.

junior Kiah Williams

March 23

The UCF women’s track and field team is a force to be reckoned with since kicking off the outdoor season with a top 10 national ranking. This year, the team has clocked some of the world’s fastest times and produced its first Big 12 Track and Field Athlete of the Week: junior Kiah Williams (pictured). The Knights are holding strong in their pursuit of greatness as they set their sights on the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championship May 9-11 in Waco, Texas.